Harlem Arts Festival will be holding its fourth annual gala on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at MIST Harlem on 116th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenue. Dr. Brenda Greene, the Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature will receive the 2015 Lynnette Velasco Community Impact Award at the annual gala.
Dr. Greene will be this year’s sole recipient of the Lynnette Velasco Community Impact award; which was first introduced at last year’s gala and awarded to Linda Walton of the Harlem Arts Alliance and the late musician and social activist Fred Ho.
This annual fundraising event is an opportunity for the organization to raise both money and awareness about the talent that will hit the festival’s stage in June and to support ongoing arts programming throughout the calendar year.
Gala attendees will receive the first announcement of 2015 HAF artists and will be treated to a festival preview performance by three 2015 artists: Samora Pinderhughes, Farrah Boule and Alia Kache.
Interested in attending the Harlem Arts Festival Gala, purchase tickets at www.harlemartsfestival.com/gala
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No plans for Easter? How about stopping by Harlem Shake on Lenox Avenue and 124th Street? Harlem Shake is offering one of two specialty milkshakes: Funny Bunny (hazelnut chocolate) and Kool Peeps(pistachio). Also, customers will receive a 10 precent discount off their order if they come in their Easter clothes, i.e. dresses, suits and hats!
And starting now, customers who stop in with their families will receive an Easter egg coloring page with purchase. Young Harlem Shake fans (12 and under) are encouraged to get creative with their designs and submit their eggs to a coloring contest. Three winners will be chosen on Easter Sunday and their festive creations will be proudly displayed in the Harlem Shake windows, along with winning either a $50 or $25 gift card!
See you at Harlem Shake!
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Meet the Easter Bunny this weekend in Harlem! There is an Easter Egg Hunt planned this Saturday for kids 1-8 where fun games will be offered along with the opportunity to meet and have a photo with the Easter Bunny. To attend, a registration is required. See details below:
This event is sponsored by Renaissance Church, however there is nothing religious about the event. The goal is to serve families in the community.
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I commute to New Jersey from Harlem practically every day for the day job. When I saw the article titled, “Don’t overlook West Harlem for ferry service,” it caught my attention! Why? Because if I could get to NJ and back without having to trek all the way downtown, I’m so for it. It would probably shave off minutes to my commute and we all know minutes make a difference in commuting. Like most New Yorkers, I need and want to get home quick to my Harlem baby. (And no, I’m not buying a car to accomplish this or changing jobs!)
What do you think? Should West Harlem receive ferry service? Read the full article here.
An interview with TV news show 60 Minutes can either help or hurt you depending on how it goes. For the famous Harlem Children’s Zone, sitting down with 60 Minutes has paid off in a big way! Artnet.com reports that William Louis-Dreyfus, the billionaire businessman, art collector and father to actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is donating his art collection to the Harlem Children’s Zone. Louis-Dreyfus has a collection estimated to be worth between $10 million and $50 million.
Louis-Dreyfus told a business publication that “he made the decision to donate the proceeds from his collection to the Harlem Children’s Zone after watching a segment about the non-profit on 60 Minutes.”
The Harlem Children’s Zone is a non‑profit organization for poverty‑stricken children and families.
- Read the full article here.
Building up to the Oscars, Neil Patrick Harris is leaving no PR stone unturned. Harris’ wants to remind everyone, including the architectural community, that he’s hosting the Oscars February 22. His Oscar publicity push now includes his (and his partners’) Harlem home being featured in the March edition of Architectural Digest.
If you wanna see a million dollar renovation of a Harlem brownstone, go buy the March edition of AD. I did and let me be the first blogger to say, the place looks fabulous!
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Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the 2015 Oscars, so of course commercials of him have been all over TV — but his latest promo has nothing to do with him handing out those golden trophies to big-time movie stars.
Harris’ newest project is set to be his own NBC variety show, and he gives us a tiny peek in his new ad.
The clip shows Harris, 41, getting ready to perform a big number on a time crunch with lots of dancers behind him.
“I only have 15 second to tell you about my new really big show,” the actor explains. “So I thought instead, why don’t I perform a thrilling number to give you a glimpse of what’s coming. Let’s do it!”
Right before the number begins, someone off stage yells “we’re out of time Neil,” and the commercial ends.
Although the clip doesn’t say too much about his new show, it has been reported that the series will be based on the UK series “Saturday Night Takeaway,” which means musical numbers, comedy sketches, celebrity pranks and A-list guests.
Check out the video here
Re logged from Harlem World. Harlem’s Neil Patrick Harris Promo For New Show.
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La Casa Azul bookstore in East Harlem is hosting three movie nights in January (starting tonight), some featuring filmmaker discussions.
Tonight (Jan. 16) there is a screening of the film “Alamar” by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio. Part documentary, part fiction, it weaves the story of Jorge and Natan, father and son, on an expedition to the largest coral reef in Mexico, the Banco Chichorro, all before Natan’s departure to another country to join his mother.
On January 23, three short films by young directors out of Guadalajara, Mexico, and a Q&A with Juan Pablo Rojas, director of “Over The Wheel”, a documentary on a group of activists who use the power of the bicycle to change the damage caused by urbanization.
January 30, the documentary “Firmes,” the story of Mexican Americans who have brought the Low Rider car and bike club scene to the Bronx in the last few years.
For exact times and location visit the Casa Azul website.
A reader left a comment informing us that the new restaurant coming to Harlem’s restaurant row called blujeen is by Chef Lance Knowling, a Kansas City native and one of the official caters to Chelsea Clinton’s wedding! Whoo who! Learn more about Lance here!
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Right next door to Harlem Shambles, located on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 115th and 116th Street, a new restaurant will be opening. We learned of this this morning.
The new place will be called blujeen! Apparently, it’s going to offer Southern cuisine. That’s what a worker onsite offered. Hmm.
That’s all the details we have at the moment. Stay tuned! As more details become available, we will pass along!
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